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Venice in Summer

Venice in Summer is a wonderful place to be.

Colorful flower boxes add a splash of red while the gondolas ply their way up canals sparkling aquamarine in the summer sunshine.

The summer light of Venice  is unlike anywhere else I have ever been, soft yet brilliant too. Completely enchanting.

I do hope you enjoy these photos of a Venetian summer and if you have any of your own, of Venice or elsewhere in Italy, please feel free to share them at the bottom of this page. 


Photos of Venice in Summer

Ghosts in Venice

Ghosts in Venice

Venice is full of haunted buildings. The most infamous is Ca Dario, which has for centuries killed nearly all its owners in often violent ways. They say that, if you look carefully, you will see masked faces staring out at you from dark corners and windows throughout Venice.

The photo above shows a spot which people have told me is haunted - who knows! Some say they see a little boy under the bridge or in the window frame. I can't see anything. Can you?



Venice in Summer  Chaotic but lovely - Grand Canal of Venice

The photo above was taken just down the way from St. Mark's Square and a short walk away from one of Venice's best hotels - THE place to pamper yourself in Venice.



St. Marks - Venice

St. Mark's Square is gorgeous in summer but it gets very crowded so get there early...really early.



Gondola Venice ItalyA comfortable spot in a gondola awaits!

Sometimes you feel like royalty when you take a gondola ride in Venice. The gondola above, with its plush seats and gold trim, shows what I mean.



Canals of Venice by Lucia Facco Canals by Lucia Facco
Little Canal in Venice
Forgotten Venice
Pink Venice

Isn't life just like Venice? So many bridges to cross but so beautiful.  In many ways I love these little canals most and many times, even in summer, you'll find yourself all alone in a beautiful and forgotten corner of Venice. Best way to discover these spots? Get lost! Here's more on getting lost.



Ca Pesaro Ca' Pesaro

What a wonderful sight to behold! The marble opulence of the Ca' Pesaro palace is always gorgeous - more so though on a sunny day when the marble seems so iand to literally sparkle . Ca' Pesaro was built in the 17th century and now houses one of Venice's most important museums - the Modern Art Museum of Venice. 



Glowing Arch - Venice

It's incredible how white seems to catch and reflect that unique Venetian light. Could this be why so many Venetian buildings were built in white marble?



Venice View My Family

Me, together with my husband and son. The photo was taking near St Mark's square. For a guide to the Venice summer weather click here.



Dining in VeniceTypical Restaurant in Venice

A Venetian restaurant overlooking a canal and with the flower boxes so typical of Venice in summer.



Rialto VeniceRialto Fish Market

The incredible Rialto Fish Market. This is one of the most amazing fish markets I have ever been to. The quality of the fish and the stunning setting next to the Rialto bridge make it one of the must-see sites of Venice.



Square in Venice

Many times, in areas like Castello and Dorsoduro, you'll come across squares like this where real Venetians go about daily life and there's hardly a tourist to be seen.



Venice Canals and GondolasGondolas on a Summer Morning

Early morning in Venice and the gondolas are all ready to go.  In summer the early morning hours are the best time to explore Venice. I tend to get up at around five and I love seeing Venice coming alive, with locals preparing for the day ahead, streets being cleaned and deliveries arriving at the shops and markets. Around 7am you'll start seeing more tourists appearing but before then it feels as if the city was made just for you. 




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